Opera was first performed in America in 1735 in Charleston, South Carolina. Colley Cibber wrote the opera, Flora; or Hob in the Well. Idea: Children could learn about the components of opera.
Boy Scouts of America was started in 1910 by William Boyce in Washington, DC. The foundation was the work of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and the British Boy Scouts. Children can learn more about scouting at: http://www.scouting.org/
First radio in the White House was installed in 1922 during Warren Harding’s administration. Children can read more about the importance of radio at: Radio.
William Tecumseh Sherman (born Lancaster, Ohio, 1820; died New York, New York, February 14, 1891) was a Civil War general best known for his march through Georgia.
Jules Verne (born Nantes, France, 1828; died Amiens, France, March 24, 1905) was a French novelist and “the Father of Science Fiction.” His works include Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Children can read his work at: Project Gutenberg. Which of his ideas have actually become real inventions? Children can then see photographs of eight inventions he predicted that really did come true at: Verne Inventions.
John Williams (born New York, New York, 1932) is a composer, conductor and pianist. His works include the scores for Star Wars and Jurassic Park. Idea: Show a clip from a movie that includes some of his music. How does his music contribute to the mood of the scene?